capital region. this is "washington business report" with a 7 national correspondent rebecca cooper. >> thank you for joinining us for "washington business report," where we look at the news that impact you. our round table tas a look at business news throughout the region and the difficult dance goinon at the white house over the debt. first, our newsmaker. this week, we bid farewell to the space shuttle. as the u.s. winds down a key part of the space mission, the government continues to ramp up military readiness even with major cuts in defense spending. it is the perfect time to talk to sean o'keefe, the former nasa administrator who now heads eads.